Thursday, March 17, 2011

BTSH March Garden Tip Week - Day 4

Starting Plants From Seeds - Getting Started
Now that you've purchased the supplies you need for your indoor and outdoor gardens, it's time to get started planting seeds. It's best to do this 4-6 weeks before last frost, so if you live in cooler climates, you might want to wait a couple more weeks before getting started on this.

All plants will have somewhat varying instructions for planting. These should be printed on the back of the packages of seeds. Be sure to read through these carefully before you begin. Some will also advise how long to keep indoors before transplanting outdoors. You'll need to decide how many pots of each seed you wish to do based on the garden sketch you created earlier. As a safe measure, plant a couple extras for each plant, to allow for some that may not germinate properly. Using your sharpie, label the peat moss pot to easily identify the plants later. Fill your peat moss pots with soil, plant seeds according to the package directions and top with soil as needed. Place pots in the container you’ve chosen (as I mentioned, I simply picked up an aluminum roasting pan and arranged my pots in there).  Lightly water the seeds, and place indoors in the sunniest location.

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